POLICE working in community engagement projects now have their own non-operational car thanks to a corporate sponsorship deal struck with Clancy Motor Group.
Community engagement has long been the foundation for local policing, and one of the most effective long term ways to reduce crime.
Police say the new vehicle, will assist police in getting out and working with key groups in the region.
Acting Superintendent of Chifley Police District, Luke Rankin said the sponsor car would be a great asset for police.
Acting Supt Rankin said the command spoke with a number of local dealers about the possibility of a sponsor car, and Clancy Motor Group came on board.
He said officers who work within the Crime Management Unit and were involved in community projects would use the car to attend anything from community meetings or community events.
"It could be anything from a school visit by our Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer to other associated events."
He thanked Clancy Motors for the sponsorship.
Kevin Burke, Sales Manager with Clancy Motor Group, said the company has a proud tradition of supporting the Bathurst community, and were proud to be a sponsor.